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4 stars Spanish outfit Gurth delivers an adventurous escapade with their debut album Tormentos.

In style they sound pretty much like a mix of late 70's Al DiMeola and early 80's King Crimson, sometimes sounding more like either the one or the other, and at other times sounding like a 50/50 mix of these. The general style description will probably be fusion, with jazz-tinged drums and bass, acoustic and electric guitars sometimes delivering slightly disharmonic layers in a manner much like Fripp, at other times more gentle and melodic guitar licks undermining highly melodic and atmospheric guitar soloing similar to Meolas in laid-back modus; and at times combining these guitar elements in a spicy sonic mix. Add in some keyboard textures here and there, and some tunes with horns, trumpet and sax creating variations and seasoning to the tunes, and you may have a general impression of the music on this CD.

Well performed and well written compositions too, but the moments of exceptional brilliance aren't quite within the grasp of these musicians quite yet. But this is a solid album, and fans of 70's fusion/jazz-rock as well as Crimsonheads might want to check out this one.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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